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Mutine -> 1798 Pigmy

5487
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French cutter 'Le Mutin' (1778) (14) 1778-1779
French 14 Gun
Unrated Cutter
Captured2.10.1779BWAS-1714
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders NNF-1774
Ship ClassMutin ClassNNF-1774
Designed by
Jaques DenysFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
NNF-1774
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Wrecked9.8.1805BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck79' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet24.0856 
Length of Keel59' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet17.9896 
Breadth26' 1"Imperial Feet7.929 
Depth in Hold10' 1"Imperial Feet3.0734 
Burthen215 994Tons BM 

Armament


9.1779Broadside Weight = 28 Imperial Pound ( 12.698 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.177970EstablishmentBWAS-1714

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.10.1779 - 21.3.1782Lieutenant
Samuel CoxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1782
BWAS-1714
3.1782 - 5.1783Lieutenant
James HillsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1781
BWAS-1714
5.1783 - 1787Lieutenant
Robert WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
BWAS-1714
10.1789 - 1796Lieutenant
Humphrey WestBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1800
BWAS-1714
1.1797 - 1.1803Lieutenant
William ShepheardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1822
BWAS-1714
1.1803 - 2.2.1804Lieutenant
Martin WhiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1828
BWAS-1714
3.2.1804 - 8.1804Lieutenant
Samuel BurgessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
NBD1849
1805 - 9.8.1805Lieutenant
William SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1826
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
16.11.1779Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
13.12.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £645.14.11dBWAS-1714
1787Paid offBWAS-1714
1789middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3884.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1789RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1790Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1795Off GenoaBWAS-1714
20.1.1798Renamed PigmyBWAS-1714
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
8.1.1799Took the Cutter
La Rancune (2) 1798-1799
French 2 Gun
Privateer Cutter
Barlstone-Head bearing N. W. two miles
TNC
31.3.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth

TNC
6.9.1800In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
6.9.1800Took the Privateer
La Bataglia di Marengo 1800-1800
French Privateer
in the Mediterranean

18.2.1801Took the Privateer
L'Adelaide (3) 1801-1801
French 3 Gun
Privateer
BG
9.8.1805Wrecked in St Aubin's bay, JerseyBWAS-1714

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 27th of August 2019 04:19

Circa 26 Nov 1803 the cook of the Pigmy cutter, Thomas Phillips, was found dead in his bed ; the coroner, Mr R Calloway concluded that he had died by a visitation of God.
3 Oct 1804 a Court Martial was held on a seaman of the Pigmy, W. Lloyd, for taking a ship's boat and deserting the ship when at St Helier, Jersey, and was ordered to receive 300 lashes.

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